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List of famous people named Jay, along with photos. How many celebrities named Jay can you think of? The famous Jays below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Jay, athletes named Jay, and even political figures named Jay. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Jay? Add them to the list.

There are plenty of comedians named Jay that'll tickle your funny bone. Jay Mohr and Jay Pharaoh are actors, stand up comedians and past cast members from Saturday Night Live. And of course, one of the greatest comedians and talk shows hosts of all time, Jay Leno must be mentioned as well. 

We've got some athletic Jays on this list. Jay Bruce, right fielder of the Cincinnati Reds, and Jay Cutler grace this list.
Jay Leno is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Television presenter, Television producer, Screenwriter
James Douglas Muir Leno (born April 28, 1950) is an American comedian, actor, writer, producer, and television host. After doing stand-up comedy for years, he became the host of NBC's The ...more

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Jay Cutler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Athlete, American football player
Jay Christopher Cutler (born April 29, 1983) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for 12 seasons, primarily with the Chicago Bears. He played ...more

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Jay Baruchel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Jonathan Adam Saunders Baruchel (; born April 9, 1982) is a Canadian actor, director, screenwriter, and comedian. He is known for his voice role as Hiccup in the How to Train Your Dragon ...more

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Jay Mohr is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter
Jon Ferguson Cox "Jay" Mohr (born August 23, 1970) is an American actor, comedian and radio host. He is known for his role as Professor Rick Payne in the TV series Ghost Whisperer ...more

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Jay Bruce is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Baseball player
Jay Allen Bruce (born April 3, 1987), is an American professional baseball corner outfielder for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Cincinnati ...more

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Jay Park is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper
Jay Park (Korean name: Park Jae-beom (born April 25, 1987) is a Korean American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, choreographer, entrepreneur, actor, member of the ...more

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Jay Bunyan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Film Producer, Actor
Jay Ryan (born 29 August 1981) is a New Zealand actor. He is best known for his roles as Jack Scully in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, Kevin in the New Zealand comedy-drama programme Go ...more
Jay Pharoah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Comedian, Actor, Impressionist
Jared Antonio Farrow (born October 14, 1987), better known by his stage name Jay Pharoah, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, and rapper. He joined the cast of NBC's Saturday ...more

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Jay Chou is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician
Jay Chou (traditional Chinese: 周杰倫; simplified Chinese: 周杰伦; pinyin: Zhōu Jiélún; Wade–Giles: Chou Chieh-lun; born 18 January 1979) is a Taiwanese musician, singer, songwriter, ...more

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Jay Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Politician
John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937) is an American politician who served as a United States Senator from West Virginia (1985–2015). He was first elected to the ...more
Jay Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Actor
Javier Manuel Hernandez Jr. (born February 20, 1978) is an American actor and fashion model. After making his television debut in NBC's Hang Time, Hernandez made his film debut opposite Kirsten ...more
Jay Buhner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Baseball player
Jay Campbell Buhner (born August 13, 1964), nicknamed "Bone", is a former Major League Baseball right fielder. At 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) and 220 lb (100 kg), he was among the most ...more
Jay Sean is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Record producer, Rapper, Singer-songwriter
Kamaljit Singh Jhooti (born 26 March 1981), better known by the stage name Jay Sean, is an English singer and songwriter. He debuted in the UK's Asian Underground scene as a member of the Rishi ...more

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Jay Bouwmeester is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete
Jay Daniel Bouwmeester (born September 27, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a first ...more
Jay Chandrasekhar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Television director, Comedian, Film Producer
Jayanth Jambulingam Chandrasekhar (born April 9, 1968) is an American comedian, film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is best known for his work with the sketch comedy group Broken Lizard ...more

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Jay Lethal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Wrestler
Jamar Shipman (born April 29, 1985), better known by the ring name Jay Lethal, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to Ring of Honor (ROH), where he is a former two-time ROH ...more
Jay Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Record producer, Rapper, Actor
Johnny Reed McKinzie Jr. (born March 31, 1985), better known by his stage name Jay Rock, is an American rapper and songwriter from Watts, California. Rock ultimately chose to pursue a career as ...more

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Jay Bell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Baseball player
Jay Stuart Bell (born December 11, 1965) is an American former Major League Baseball shortstop and current Coach. He played for the Cleveland Indians (1986–88), Pittsburgh Pirates (1989–96), ...more
Jay Bilas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Commentator, Announcer, Lawyer
Jay Scot Bilas (born December 24, 1963) is an American college basketball analyst for ESPN, a former NCAA Tournament Announcer with CBS Sports, and also a former college basketball player.
Jay Novacek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Actor, American football player
Jay McKinley Novacek (born October 24, 1962) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League who played for the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals (1985–1989) and the Dallas ...more

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Jay Manuel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Art Director, Model, Photographer
Jay Manuel (born August 14, 1972) is an American-born Canadian TV host, Creative Director and Make-up Artist. He is most recognizable as the former Creative Director on the popular reality ...more
Jay Reatard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Songwriter, Musician
James Lee Lindsey Jr. (May 1, 1980 – January 13, 2010), better known by the stage name Jay Reatard, was an American musician from Memphis, Tennessee. Lindsey was signed to Matador Records. He ...more

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Jay Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Basketball player
Jason David Williams (born September 10, 1981) is an American former basketball player and current television analyst. He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team ...more
Jay Carney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Spokesperson, Journalist
James "Jay" Carney (born May 22, 1965) is the former White House press secretary to President Barack Obama. He served as press secretary from January 2011 through June 2014. For the ...more
Jay O. Sanders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Jay
Actor, Voice acting
Jay Olcutt Sanders (born April 16, 1953) is an American actor who has worked in theatre, film, and TV, known for JFK (1991). He frequently appears in plays Off-Broadway at The Public Theatre.